The Best Yacht Charter in San Francisco – New Renovations!

As always, we wish to stay as the best yacht charter in business, so we’ve remodeled our yacht! We always do our best to keep our yachts looking amazing. To keep them looking that way, we carry out a lot maintenance. We want our guests to feel comfortable with their surroundings and to enjoy themselves to the full. 

To this end, we’ve put in all new wood flooring in the bathrooms, the captain’s wheelhouse, the bars, the dance floor and the stairway. Also, we’ve given our yacht side wall refinishing, as well as new trim all the way around the boat. The restrooms look vibrant and clean. 

Captain Gerry spends much of his time up in the Captain’s Wheelhouse. His job is to guide the guests safely to and from the docks to sea. He also likes to explain all the bells and whistles in the Wheelhouse to his visitors. As a result of that, we made sure the remodeling got to his Wheelhouse too.Best Yacht Charter - Captain's Wheelhouse

Waves rippling gently against the side of the yacht, wind blowing lightly, sun shining are a recipe of happiness. Imagine yourself sitting and enjoying just that on our yacht. That is why we decided to put a new marble bar top with the name: Sky Bar.  From the position of this bar, you can see an amazing view of the ocean while drinking a relaxing glass of wine or a cocktail. 

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We enjoy having our passengers aboard and making their trip go above and beyond what they expected. With the upgrade we have made, we can be an even better yacht charter than before. With over 20 years of experience in yacht chartering, we know how to make your wedding, corporate event, or private party be the best you’ve ever had.  The best yacht charter, Empress Events, is looking luxurious and ready for your bookings today!

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Interview with Gary Ferber – Photographer

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Someone once said: “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” If you’ve booked a special event with Empress Events, surely you will want to capture those special moments to cherish forever. In this interview we would like to highlight Gary Ferber, who has shot many prestigious events aboard our yacht.

How long have you been taking wedding photos?

I have been taking photos on the water for over 20 years. I do a variety of weddings and also parties.”

What is your style of wedding photography?

My style of photography is fashion background with lots of PR and fast. I’m there but very quick , no waiting for me to take the photo or keep looking at the back of the camera.”

Do you do wedding videography as well?

I don’t do video, as I feel you can really only do one or the other if you want it to look great.”

Walk us through the process of photographing a wedding on a yacht.

Doing a wedding on a yacht is very special. With water views, which have a lot of back lighting, if you don’t have experience photographing this kind of background, you won’t get what you see. It takes years of practice. The Empress is terrific as it moves from land mark to views that no land event space can do.

Do you have a favorite wedding that you have photographed?

I like all weddings that are fun and moving, not a group that just sits at their tables.”

What is it like working with Empress Events?

The Empress yacht is the best on the San Francisco Bay. The yacht is more stable than other yachts and the Captain and staff are very professional as well as fun. It can be no fun if the staff couldn’t care less, but the Empress puts the client and guests in priority. When you do a buffet on the yacht you really get a good product as well as the top quality bar downstairs and a wine bar upstairs that has good wines.”

If you are interested in having Gary photograph your next special event call or email him.
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Inside Empress Events’ Luxury Yacht!

Are you thinking of taking a San Francisco Bay Luxury Cruise? You might be wondering what a luxury yacht is like inside. Let’s take a tour of the Empress Yacht.

The Empress Yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people. It is the perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, corporate parties or any other special event.

Inside:

The Empress has three levels. On each floor there are spacious dining areas supported by a galley/kitchen and two full bars. The Empress has a hard wood dance floor, flat-screen televisions and a state of the art sound system, perfect for dancing, games, slideshows, or any other activity you may have planned.

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San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

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Outside:

On two levels, the decks surround most of the yacht and offer unencumbered views of the Bay and its surroundings. Take breathtaking photos and enjoy the fresh sea air!

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San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

 

 

Take a cruise with Empress Events and make memories that will last forever. Call us today and start planning!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing. Andrew went above and beyond to make our party’s experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”

Tiffany G.

We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described.
Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!

Kevin R.

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 6

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the sixth and last article of the FAQ series.

Question: Why Choose Empress Events?

When choosing a yacht charter San Francisco Bay, there are a few things that you should look for in the charter company.

Great Reputation:

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It is always wise to hire a charter company with a good reputation. A high quality company will ensure that you and all your guests enjoy every moment of the cruise. Empress Events has a wonderful reputation. Read what our customers have to say about us on our Reviews page and on Yelp.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success! Thank you so much again and I
hope for the chance to reconnect in the future! 

Iolanda

Quality Yachts:

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A quality yacht will make for a more fun trip. Empress Events has a magnificent yacht, called The Empress, that can hold up to 150 guests. Our yacht has a full galley, a well-stocked top shelf bar and a high tech entertainment system. Enjoy the sites of San Francisco Bay while relaxing in luxury on the Empress yacht!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing.  I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”  

Tiffany

Experienced Crews:

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It is very important that the yacht company you hire has an experienced and diligent crew. Our crew will make sure that every passenger is comfortable and well taken care of. We work with you from start to finish to make your every idea and dream come true. While on board, leave all the details to us and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly.

“I can’t recommend Empress Events enough! From my initial contact with Deborah, to our group trip aboard the Golden Gate Empress, everything went incredibly smoothly! Extremely friendly staff, accommodating & knowledgeable Captain, and beautiful boat! My family had a very memorable experience, and we will not hesitate to use Empress Events again soon!”

Jason

Quality Tours:

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A quality tour will make sure that you get to enjoy the best views possible. With Empress Events you will glide past Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito, and take breathtaking photos under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you take an evening cruise, enjoy San Francisco’s magnificent skyline as it lights up.

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic! […] When whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on. Great experience!”

Kevin

So, why choose Empress Events?
Answer: With our Luxury Yachts and Experienced Crew, enjoy the best possible yacht charter on Empress Events!

Evaluating these criteria when choosing a yacht charter San Francisco will guarantee great fun for family and friends. The San Francisco Bay is one of the city’s most beautiful areas. A day or night time trip is a great way to spend time with the people you love the most.  Contact Empress Events for the memories that will last a lifetime!

This is the last of our short FAQ articles. Keep a look out for more latest news articles, coming soon!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 5

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fifth article of the FAQ series.images (43)

Question: What is the Best Length for a Cruise?

You can charter a yacht for any occasion. The best length for a private yacht charter San Francisco Bay is different for each type of event and each person. The following are a couple possible scenarios.

  • Corporate events can vary in length. You may prefer to charter the yacht for the whole day for functions such as business seminars, employee training outings and marketing idea meetings with your staff. For meetings with potential clients or a corporate holiday party you may prefer to book the yacht for about two hours.
  • A large wedding held on a yacht could also take several hours. You may charter the yacht for the entire day or evening so that you can enjoy a relaxed ceremony and celebration.
  • A birthday party may only take one and one-half hours from the time you leave the marina until you return.
  • wedding anniversary for a couple who loves spending time on the water may wish to linger on the waves.
  • Do you want to enjoy a special brunch on board a luxury yacht? This event typically lasts from 11 AM to 2 PM.
  • For a sunset dinner on a yacht you may arrive shortly before sunset and enjoy a leisurely dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay as the stars appear.

So, what is the best length for a Private Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay?

Answer: That depends on you! You choose the duration of your cruise!

The best length is one that meets your particular needs. At Empress Events we work with our clients to meet your needs and time requirements. Call today to find out what would be best for the event you have in mind!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 4

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fourth article of the FAQ series.

Question: What do I need to know about the on-board experience?

In this article we answer some frequently asked questions about the on-board experience on Empress Events.

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  • What will I be able to see from the yacht?
    Get to know San Francisco Bay as never before on our cruises. We’ll glide past famous Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito. You will be able to take unforgettable photos under the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the magnificence of San Francisco’s skyline.
  • Is there entertainment available on-board?
    Both of our luxury yachts have spacious dinning rooms and entertainment systems. Our Empress Yacht also hosts a hard wood dance floor. So, whether you would like a sit-down dinner with back-ground music or you would like to dance it out and play games with your guests, our yachts are the perfect option.
  • What should I wear on a cruise?
    This is a personal decision and each cruise will differ depending on the occasion being celebrated and the time of day and season. Anything from black tie to casual clothing is acceptable. Comfortable shoes and layers to protect from the wind are recommended.
  • Is it easy to get on board?
    Empress Events dock offers the most flexible and safe boarding options. When booking your cruise event be sure to specify if you need any specialized attention that we can provide.

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So, how is the overall on-board experience?
Answer: At Empress Events we work tirelessly to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every moment of your cruise and create unforgettable memories!

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described. Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!”

Kevin

“Thank you Empress Events!! My husband said it was the best 40th birthday party he could ask for! All of our guests said the food was amazing!! Water was a little choppy (if you easily get motion sick I would recommend taking something). Views were breathtaking. I will definitely book the Empress again.”

Sonia

Book your cruise today and plan the Best Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 2

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the second article of the FAQ’s series.

Question: How many people can the yacht seat comfortably?

Empress Events counts with a magnificent yacht used for cruises on San Francisco Bay. Our yacht is named “The Empress”. It has three different decks that offer comfortable dining areas for up to 150 guests, as well as a dance floor and breathtaking views from many angles. This yacht is perfect for sightseeing cruises with large groups, wedding ceremonies, corporate events and private parties for any occasion.

Smaller yacht parties for less than 100 people and larger yachts for parties of 500-2000 guests are also available by earlier order. Each cruise, including which yacht would be best for the event, is carefully planned based on the needs of the client. For an estimate on your planned cruise, please call +1 (415) 332-3291 or go to the “Reserve Now” page.

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So, how many people can the yacht seat comfortably?
Answer:

  • “The Empress”, 150
  • Special order yacht, up to 2000

“All our family and friends couldn’t stop talking about how classy and seamless everything was. We owe it to you. We will be back soon!
All our best.”
Hoy

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing. Andrew went above and beyond to make our parties experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!” 
Tiffany

Call Empress today to plan an unforgettable event that everyone will love!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 1

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In the following series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. Stay tuned!

Question: What events does Empress Events host?

A SF Bay Yacht Charter is ideal for just about any occasion. Below are a few of the many, many possibilities available! Each and every event is carefully planned and organized with the client to ensure complete satisfaction.

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Wedding Cruise: 
One of the most romantic places in the world to tie the knot.

“Thank you for being a part of our wonderful day. You [Gerry] and your crew made the whole night worry & stress free. We can’t wait to do our anniversary party with you!”
Brittany & Chris

 


download (23)Anniversary Cruise: Celebrate a lifetime of love with friends and family while gliding on the San Francisco Bay.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success!
Thank you so much again and I hope for the chance to reconnect in the future!
Iolanda


Private Parties San FranciscoBirthday Cruise: Celebrate in style and throw a party your friends will be talking about for a long time to come.

“What a time we had… Thank you!. Thanks so much for making my 40th Birthday so special. I can’t begin to explain just how appreciative I am. The yacht was awesome! We all had a blast!”
Karin

 


Corporate Events San FranciscoCompany Party: Bring your team members together and boost morale.

“ I organized my company holiday party with Empress events. I couldn’t have pictured a more pleasant evening. The crew were so friendly and accommodating. The whole night seemed to effortlessly flow because of all their help. The buffet dinner was so delicious and the view of the sunset under the Golden Gate was breathtaking. From beginning to end, the whole event was flawless. ”
Sarah


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“Thank you for guiding me through a very difficult time. You were there to hold my hand and tell me what I needed to do. It was BEAUTIFUL!”
Ann

 


So, What events do we host?

Answer: Each and every event! We work with you to design your ideal event.

Call today and let us help make your special day a reality with a SF Bay Yacht Charter.

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San Francisco Bay Tour with Empress Events

San Francisco Bay TourIndividuals interested in a San Francisco Bay tour should consider doing so in a yacht. Yachts offer unsurpassed accommodations on the water. What better way to view the beautiful Bay than from a yacht? Tour the bay with the experienced staff of Empress Events.

San Francisco is a fun city. It is one of America’s top tourism destinations and for good reason. There are plenty of things both to do and to see, with the Bay area being one of the most popular. A person visiting San Francisco may want to consider touring the Bay on a yacht. It is a great option for enjoying the occasion with family and friends. A yacht charter is also a good choice for weddings, birthday celebrations or any other special occasion.

In addition to servicing tourists, yacht charters are also great fun for locals. Why not celebrate a milestone event or an accomplishment with the most important people in one’s life on a yacht? A cruise is great fun for everyone. Being chauffeured around on one of America’s most noted bodies of water adds to the excitement.

Whether an individual is seeing the San Francisco Bay for the first time or wants to do so in a way that they haven’t before, a yacht is an excellent choice. It offers water travel at its finest. Individuals are almost guaranteed to have a good time when they cruise the Bay with Empress Events.

A San Francisco Bay tour on a yacht can be incredibly fun. It is a perfect way to spend the day or evening, for any occasion. Whatever the reason, a good quality, yachting charter company can make a trip on the San Francisco Bay, incredibly enjoyable and exciting. Call Empress Events to plan your San Francisco Bay tour today!